Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks as Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Washington. Two recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes, in Ethiopia and Indonesia, which killed nearly 350 people, have lead to the temporary grounding of models of the aircraft and to increased scrutiny of the FAA’s delegation of a number of aspects of the certification process to the aircraft manufacturers themselves. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senator Elizabeth Warren, like many hard-left Democrats nowadays, seem to want to be President of a country that doens’t operate anything like America does, or at least want to elevate their power to the point where it functions more like a dicatorship than it does a constitutional republic.
Enter Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who isn’t having any of that nonsense.
On Tuesday, Warren released her plan to forgive student loan debt, which she describes as “bold.” The “bold” part means acting without asking for permission from the people elected to congress by the people themselves:
But the Department of Education already has broad legal authority to cancel student debt, and we can’t afford to wait for Congress to act. So I will start to use existing laws on day one of my presidency to implement my student loan debt cancellation plan that offers relief to 42 million Americans — in addition to using all available tools to address racial disparities in higher education, crack down on for-profit institutions, and eliminate predatory lending.
Not only is this a bad idea for economic reasons, what Warren is essentially promising to do is make your voice irrelevant by going over the heads of the people we voted to send to D.C. to be our voice.
Cruz, however, had a warning for Warren: “Don’t be a dictator.”
“Which clause of the Constitution gives a President the authority to give away a trillion $ w/o Congress? And if you like this policy, how would you feel if/when a GOP president does it for something you don’t like? Here’s a better idea: follow the Const & don’t be a dictator,” tweeted Cruz.
Which clause of the Constitution gives a President the authority to give away a trillion $ w/o Congress? And if you like this policy, how would you feel if/when a GOP president does it for something you don’t like? Here’s a better idea: follow the Const & don’t be a dictator. https://t.co/HT5pTEXxGp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 14, 2020
The point Cruz is making is simple. Let’s say you think what Warren is doing is great. You may get what you want at the moment, but the fact is that she set a precedent and utilized a power that essentially gave the President carte blanche to do whatever they want with the country and your money. Further on down the line, a Republican may take your taxpayer dollars and, without the approval of congress, do something that absolutely enrages you.
You could be mad at that Republican president all you want, but at the end of the day, it was you who allowed him or her to have that power.
We have a system of checks and balances for a reason, and for the best results, we need to follow the guidelines in the Constitution and push away anyone declaring their intention to be dictators.